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Physics

Resources

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RESOURCES

American Institute of Physics – www.aip.org

American Physical Society – www.aps.org

European Physical Society – www.eps.org

Institute of Physics – www.ioppublishing.com

Sigma Xi – www.sigmaxi.org

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physics
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4135
Fax:815-394-5166
Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
MDik@rockford.edu

Faculty

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FACULTY

Emeritus Faculty
Adjunct Professor of Physics
M.A. Secondary Education (Emphasis on Physics Education), Northern Illinois University
M.S. Philosophy (Emphasis in the Philosophy of Science), Northern Illinois University
B.S. Physics with Minors in Math and Philosophy, Northern Illinois University
Phone: 815-961-8664
E-mail: LSchreiner@rockford.edu
Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D. Physics - Ohio University - Athens, Ohio
M.S. Physics - Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
B.S. Physics - Cotton College, Guwahati, India
Phone: 815-226-4198
Fax: 815-394-5166
E-mail: DShukla@rockford.edu
Deepshikha Shukla joined Rockford University in the Fall semester of 2015. Prior to this Dr. Shukla was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC from 2012 – 2015. Dr. Shukla held postdoctoral research positions at The George Washington University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after completing her Ph. D. in Physics from Ohio University. She discovered her passion for teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill and started her undergraduate teaching career at James Madison University, VA.

Dr. Shukla received her B. Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry from Cotton College in Guwahati, India and her M. Sc. (Physics) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India. Thereafter, she taught pre-engineering Physics in New Delhi, India before joining Ohio University for a Ph. D. in Physics. Dr. Shukla joined the theoretical Nuclear Physics group at Ohio University and completed the Ph. D. requirements in Fall of 2006. She was awarded the 2008 Division of Nuclear Physics (of the American Physical Society) dissertation award.

Dr. Shukla loves teaching and interacting with students. When not teaching she can be found doing research in Theoretical Physics or engaged in planning/conducting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outreach programs. She volunteers for various programs like Science Olympiad, Regional Science Fairs etc. At UNC-Greensboro, she was the co-chair of the Tech Savvy by American Association of University Women program – a STEM workshop for middle school girls.

She is a member of American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers and American Association of University Women.

At Rockford University, Dr. Shukla has started with teaching introductory Physics and Astronomy courses. She plans to teach all levels of undergraduate Physics courses and also contribute heavily to Rockford University’s outreach programs.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physics
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4135
Fax:815-394-5166
Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
MDik@rockford.edu

Scholarships and Awards

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Sigma Xi Award
As an international scientific research society, Sigma Xi promotes advancement in science and honors scientific achievement.

This award goes to a junior student majoring in science or mathematics who has achieved excellence in course work, research and citizenship.

For more information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physics
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4135
Fax:815-394-5166
Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
MDik@rockford.edu

Programs of Study

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The Physics program offers a minor in physics. One advanced course is offered every fall and spring for those students minoring in physics. The concentration of mathematics and physics can prepare students for graduate school in physics. Additional advanced courses in physics are offered as required.


Course Descriptions and Requirements

Rockford University’s Physics program offers students the opportunity to minor in physics. The Physics program offers the following courses every year:

Physics 105 Lecture
Physics 105 Lab
4 Credit Hours Every Fall
Physics 106 Lecture
Physics 106 Lab
4 Credit Hours Every Spring
Physics 201 Lecture
Physics 201 Lab
5 Credit Hours Every Fall
Physics 202 Lecture
Physics 202 Lab
5 Credit Hours Every Spring
Physics 101 Lecture
Physics 101 Lab
4 Credit Hours Every Fall & Spring

300-level courses are offered upon request if enough students are enrolled.
More information can be found in the Academic Catalog‌. Search course offerings and descriptions

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physics
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4135
Fax:815-394-5166
Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
MDik@rockford.edu

Physics

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PHYSICS

Seeking a better understanding of our physical world? Students minoring in physics at Rockford University explore the complex relationship between matter and energy to better understand the physical world in which we live. Our courses in physics are provided to complement other scientific disciplines and to give students in humanities, arts and social sciences a basic understanding of the physical laws that govern our universe.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physics
Starr Science Building
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4135
Fax:815-394-5166
Mehmet Dik, Ph.D.
MDik@rockford.edu